From fuelling fitness for sports performance to healthy eating and fat loss, Penny Hunking has written, researched and talked to consumers and professionals about virtually every aspect of diet, weight management and exercise. Now running her own nutrition consultancy, Penny not only sees private clients but works extensively with the workplace and health, sport, fitness and leisure organisations providing them with innovative solutions to their corporate and national nutrition projects. Her client list is a ‘Who's Who’ of blue chip companies and major food producers.
She regularly contributes to national newspapers, magazines and health professional publications and has written or contributed to ten books on all aspects of food, fat loss, fitness and special diets in a career spanning some 30 years. Penny is a Registered Dietitian, a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society, Nutritionists in Industry, and SENSE. But life is not all hard work - she is passionate about scuba diving, protection of the environment (including food security and food sustainability), cookery, travel and eating out.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Registered Nutritionist (RNutr, (Public Health))
Over 30 years experience working private and commercial clients; mainly with food industry, corporate health and wellness and elite sport
PR & Communications
Journalist - consumer and health professional press
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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